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A Blessing from Old Blighty

June 10, 2021

If we can all agree on one thing, it’s that we usually can’t agree on much of anything.

But, as we at Reservoir are always up for a challenge, we urge you to cross the threshold into our flourishing neighborhood and not find something wholly agreeable to your palate.

Scott’s Addition—a district of Richmond, Virginia—is our local patch of earth, and one that, when we aren’t in the midst of a pandemic, pulses with vitality and showcases an ever-expanding collection of breweries, distilleries, cideries, meaderies, and eateries.

Yes, Reservoir Distillery was fortuitous to be one of the founding fathers of this little borough, having put down our tap root in 2008, but word got out about the potential for this fixer-upper industrial zone and slowly but surely, the air was filled with the sound of entrepreneurs hammering away as they put up their shingles.

Over the years, we’ve been honored to have been featured in several amazing publications including, most recently, Ferment Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling beer publication.

Richard Croasdale, award-winning feature writer and editor of Ferment, traveled across the pond to eat and drink his way through several of Scott’s Addition’s current establishments—The Veil Brewery, Blue Bee Cidery, and Ardent Craft Ales to name a few. And after meeting with Jay Carpenter and Dave Cuttino, Reservoir’s owners, they may have made putting pen to paper a touch tricky after a “dealer’s choice” tasting menu.

Clearly, Mr. Croasdale has recovered, and I think you will agree after reading his feature article, that Scott’s Addition is a place full of kindred spirits (or beers, or ciders, or vitals!). We are so happy he stopped in for a visit and can’t wait to see the fine establishments of Scott’s Addition bustling again. Hope to see you soon!

~Cheers from your Reservoir Family